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dc.contributor.authorHalla, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:05:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:05:28Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090825539en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36023-
dc.description.abstractSince the 1970s almost all states have introduced a form of joint custody after divorce. We analyze the causal effect of these custody law reforms on the incidence of marriage and divorce. Our identification strategy exploits the different timing of reforms across states and the control group of divorcing couples without minors. Estimations based on state panel data suggest that the introduction of joint custody led to a long-run increase in marriage rates. There is no convincing evidence for an impact of joint custody on divorce rates. In sum, joint custody has increased the stock of married people and dampened the persistent downturn in marriage. Our empirical evidence is fully consistent with the supposition that these additional marriages are the result of an increased incentive of men to marry.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4314en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ18en_US
dc.subject.jelK36en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelN32en_US
dc.subject.jelR2en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.keywordJoint custodyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarriageen_US
dc.subject.keyworddivorceen_US
dc.subject.keywordfamily lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarital-specific investmenten_US
dc.subject.stwUnterhaltsrechten_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwScheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienrechten_US
dc.subject.stwMänneren_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleThe effect of joint custody on marriage and divorceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609425838en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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